40 Under 40: Augusta Massey, Founder and Managing Partner, Massey & Associates Law Firm


Augusta Massey

West Africa native Augusta Massey’s passion for justice and helping others helped draw her to the legal profession.

She earned a juris doctorate in addition to a degree in English from the University of Memphis and moved to Southern Nevada in 2008, working as an associate attorney with Holley Driggs Walch Fine Puzey Stein & Thompson and Anthony A. Zmaila Ltd. PLLC prior to branching out on her own.

“I started Massey & Associates Law Firm in April 2012, and haven’t looked back,” said Massey, whose practice area focuses largely on business law, individual bankruptcy and contracts. “I have been able to help several clients open international businesses this year and increase their income five-fold after working with me. I have saved clients a quarter of a million dollars in the past year alone from mitigated business losses.”

Since January 2016, Massey has also served as a judge pro tempore in small claims court, where she presides over civil matters involving businesses and pro-se litigants concerning breach-of-contract, landlord-tenant and other jurisdictionally limited matters, listening to the arguments of both parties, rendering decisions and issuing orders.

She is also an adjunct professor in business law, legal environment, probate and international business at College of Southern Nevada, serving in this capacity since January 2012.

“I hope to create a firm that gives back to the community in tangible ways through philanthropy, youth empowerment and a commitment to community, family and justice,” said Massey, who serves as vice president of the local chapter of the National Bar Association and is active with the Las Vegas chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc.